13 September 2009

Celebrating Agatha Christie week #1

Christie Week is scheduled for 13-20 September. Here on MYSTERIES IN PARADISE we are Celebrating the life and work of Agatha Christie with a blog tour where people undertake to put up a special post on their own site, starting today.
Our tour will extend for 11 days. Please visit each site and leave a comment.

It is also BBAW: Book Blogger Appreciation Week.

Today's Christie celebration is happening at New Zealand crime fiction novelist Vanda Symons' Overkill. Vanda pays homage to a legend of crime fiction with over a hundred publications to her name.
Do pop over to Vanda's site and read her contribution. Leave her a comment to let her know you've visited.

Vanda is an accomplished writer with 2 novels already published, and a new one to come next year.
See my reviews:

See also a post today by another Kiwi: Crime Watch.

To come next on the blog tour:
14 September: Reactions to Reading
15 September: Elizabeth at Miss Lemon Mysteries
16 September: Just A (Reading) Fool
17 September: Margot at Joyfully Retired
18 September: Crime Scraps
19 September: A library is a hospital for the mind...
20 September: Confessions of a Mystery Novelist
21 September: BooksPlease
22 September: Agatha Christie Quiz - here on MiP
23 September: ACRC Carnival #9

Join the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge

Download a free audio file on David Suchet reading The Case of the Missing Will.
Poirot receives an unusual request for help from a Miss Violet Marsh, who was orphaned as a child and went to live with her peculiar Uncle Andrew. He died a month ago, leaving a will with a strange clause. Marsh has given instructions that his "clever" niece is allowed to live in his house for one month and in that time she has to "prove her wits" and find his second will. If at the end of that time she hasn't, all his worldly goods go to charitable institutions and she will be left with nothing. Can Poirot help her?

The offer comes through AudioFile Magazine

Offer available September 10-20, 2009, courtesy of BBC Audiobooks America and Audible.com, available to U.S. customers only.


Bernadette said...

Looking forward to a fun week of Christie-mania Kerrie - hope you don't burn out :)

Kerrie said...

I've tried to do a fair bit of the organisation ahead of time Bernadette - scheduling posts etc - so i hope to enjoy it along with everyone else.

Uriah Robinson said...

Thanks for organizing all this Kerrie. I wish I could go to some of the evening events but we are looking after my granddaughter this week. Luckily we can visit the Christie sites any time living only about an hour away from Torbay, traffic allowing.

Val said...

The BBC broadcast this today
"Crime writer Val McDermid listens to recordings made by Agatha Christie which have never before been broadcast.

A panel of guests, including dramatist Kevin Elyot, biographer Laura Thompson, archivist John Curran, who has recently deciphered Christie's notebooks, director Enyd Williams and writer Michael Bakewell, discuss their approach to dramatising her novels for TV and radio and the light that these recordings shed on Christie's working methods."
and they make it available to listen to here for 7 days
Might be worth a listen Val

Heartbeatoz said...

Thank you for arranging this week for all the Agatha Christie Readers, very much appreciate the time and effort you have put in.

Cheers from Jacki


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